Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend Views

Here are some views of the show to give you an idea of our weekend event.
Banners align the street and lead up the pathway to the gate.

When you enter, colorful batiks catch the breeze. (these shots we taken the evening before) It takes a day to set up.

Marc (Kathryn Herrman, batik artist, husband) brings his vegetable starts including his favorite heirloom tomatoes, which really adds to the garden theme. Marc was in charge of the big plant sale at the LA Arboretum where he works this weekend and unfortunately could not attend our show.
*We missed your good humor and plant advice Marc.

You will find mugs next to my vegetable garden which already has tomatoes set.

My son Bryce, crack sales person and all around good guy. If the show slows down he'll entertain on his guitar :)

These were taken before we opened. Pottery leading to the real "pottery barn"

Inside the barn....



groupies (ha) This is my view from inside where I display my jewelry.

The show opens at 10:00 (not) this is how it looked at 9:00. We love you all! The weather was warm and I don't blame them for getting an early start.
(time to ditch my camera)

part of my display

Thank you to everyone that stopped by, family, friends, patrons, blog readers. It was a wonderfilled weekend. We enjoyed visiting with all of you.
Next weekend we'll be at The Maloof Foundation along with 20 other artists. The museum and house will be open and Beverly's native garden is always a treat. We hope to see you there.

Friday, May 28, 2010


We sent over 1000 invitations... I always have the thought, what if everybody decided to show up, yikes! They never do. Welcome to my brain :)

Have a wonderfilled weekend everybody! Wow some of you get three whole days! Make em good! Make em count!

I'll see some of you Saturday and some of you Sunday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Clouds Made Me Do It

I haven't had much time for hiking this week but I woke up this morning to a steely cloudy sky and couldn't resist.
Was he wondering where I'd been?

Perhaps he was thinking, "not you again"

I decided to hike up to the hawks nest and see what was new.

2!!!!! (click to enlarge)

The entire canyon smelled like potatoes, now I want...
potato chips
potato salad

(I never eat breakfast, can you tell?)

sleeping brown dog, top line and haunches


:) :) :)

mimics.........I want to be a cloud.......I want to be a tree

Eric took this shot yesterday, it's unbelievable, there must be hundreds in there. They've been piling out all week.

*Yes Cinda I do know they sell the pods. Two years ago I received a couple as a gift. I never saw any activity but I wired them in a thick bush and forgot about them.

*Thought.....somebody owns a praying mantis farm :)

(taken last night)

Wishing the happiest of days to you!

love, ro

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


When I was little I was taught about miracles. I decided I didn't believe in them or magic or Santa Claus.

I've been watching this hardened mass, this barnacle of sorts, that I first noticed last fall, when the little sapling lost it's leaves. Nobody knew what it was, some even prompted me to remove it. I decided I would keep my eye on it, it was far too interesting to remove.

Just the other day I noticed activity revolving around the pod, which I know now was somebody's home. Tiny green men were rappelling out into the world.

The little sapling is alive with eyelash sized praying mantis that are now snacking on tiny aphids.
Do I believe in miracles? Miracles happen every day!


Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge
of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed
at night with anyone I love,
Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honeybees busy around the hive
of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining
so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon
in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread
with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim-the rocks-the motion of the waves
-the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

Walt Whitman

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I placed your numbers in my favorite bowl.....

and my friend Laura........

a non biased party, at the party......

drew # 7, which I guess turns out to be lucky after all!

"First Flowers of Spring" Please email me your address and I'll send along your hostess gift. Thank you to everyone that took the time to send me a photo. This was fun!

My friend, the darling and talented Laura has offered to model my jewelry.

This will be a big help determining *scale*

As you can see I'm a winner too :)

I hope you all have a superb and splendid day.

xo, Ro

Monday, May 24, 2010

Garden Party Entries

Happy Monday to you! Welcome to my spring garden party.

I am the old dreamer who never sleeps
I am timekeeper of the timeless dance
I preserve the long rhythms of the earth
and fertilize the rounds of desire

In my evergreen arboretum
I raise flowering hopes for the world
I plant seeds of perennial affection
and wait for their passionate bloom

Would you welcome that sight if you saw it?
Revalue the view you have lost?
Could you wake to the innocent morning
and follow the risks of your heart?
Every day I grow a dream in my garden

where the beds are laid out for love
When will you come to embrace it
and join in the joy of the dance?

*J. Broughtan

#1 "Happy May Day 2010"

#2 "Resting in the Birdbath"

#3 "Dog Nose, Snowed On"

#4 "Planting Rhodies in Oregon"

#5 "Pour Mon Ami" by, Marie

#6 Debs, "Sweet Tweet Garden"

#7 "First Flowers of Spring" (dog tooth violet or troutlilly)

#8 "Tosh With Roses"

# 9 "Give Me a Hug"

#10 "Rocky Mountain Splendor"

#11 " Snow Dance"

#12 "Sunflower Heart"

# 13 "Seal Court" gallery 385

This was fun and I appreciate everyone that sent an entry or a note.
I will select a winner by randomly drawing the number next to your entry tomorrow.

Have a wonderfilled monday everybody!
xo, ro

Friday, May 21, 2010

Couple of things

# 1 I'm slowly adding this short stack to my gallery.

#2 I bought a Goat. the black one with the white face.

#3 I know you don't like you tubes but this woman is so cool.

#4 see below to win ....